Apple iPad mini vs Apple iPad mini 4

Display

Size

7.9 inches
7.9 inches

Resolution

1024 x 768 pixels,
162 PPI
1536 x 2048 pixels,
324 PPI

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

71.82 %
70.65 %

Features

Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A5
Apple A8 APL1011

Processor

Dual-core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
Dual-core, 1500 MHz, Typhoon, 64-bit, 20 nm

GPU

PowerVR SGX543MP2
PowerVR Series 6XT GX6450

RAM

0.5GB
2GB

Internal storage

64GB
128GB

OS

iOS (9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6)
iOS (13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x)

Battery

Capacity

4440 mAh
5124 mAh

Type

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

5 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)

Features

Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video calling
Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video calling

Front

1.2 megapixels
1.2 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

7.87 x 5.30 x 0.28 inches (200 x 134.7 x 7.2 mm)
8 x 5.3 x 0.24 inches (203.2 x 134.6 x 6.1 mm)

Weight

11.01 oz (312 g)
the average is 20.7 oz (591 g)
10.72 oz (304 g)
the average is 20.7 oz (591 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)

Colors

Black, White
Gold, Gray

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 4(AWS-1), 17(700 b)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d)

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed

LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE, HSPA, UMTS

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
4.2

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band; Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Multiple antennas, MIMO, Hotspot

USB

Lightning
Lightning

Features

Mass storage device, Charging
Mass storage device, Charging

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop
Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop

Phone features

Notifications

Flight mode, Silent mode
Flight mode, Silent mode

Other features

Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice commands, Voice recording

Shopping information

In The Box

Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter
 

MSRP

$ 659
$ 529
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